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- Babble.com | Holiday Gift Guide – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:06 PM ESTWith Black Friday just around the corner, thoughts of where to shop will soon be on our minds. I often don't think of IKEA as a place to shop on Black Friday, but if you're looking for a few specific pieces to gift someone, like the little who's in dire need of a play table set, or maybe a console for dad's new TV, this could be your saving grace! We just got the inside scoop on what's available this coming Black Friday weekend at IKEA in the US. The flyer will be viewable starting Monday, 11/25 at IKEA-USA.com. Check out our sneak peek!
-By Jan HalvarsonRead More »from Swede Deals! 7 Awesome IKEA Finds for This Year's Black Friday Sale
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:09 AM ESTEven if you're not remotely interested in fitness, I'd find it hard to believe if you hadn't heard of Crossfit. Though not new by any means, this branded form of intense functional fitness workouts has skyrocketed in popularity over the past year or two. If you're into fitness, there's a good chance you've noticed boxes (the term for a gym in Crossfit lingo) opening near you, or your regular gym starting to offer Crossfit-inspired group fitness classes so they don't lose you to that new local box. If you're not into fitness, you've probably unwillingly been subject to a friend or acquaintances' social media updates on how much they lifted,or how fast they did a workout, or at least seen a bunch of crazy abbreviations that don't make any sense until you've been a crash course in Crossfit talk. Regardless of any of the above, Crossfit is an "in" thing, so get used to hearing about it, wanting to try it, or already doing it. Whether you're into the craze or not, there's no denying that Read More »from 7 Crossfit-Inspired Workouts That'll Kick Your Butt
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:00 AM EST
Any Turkey Day veteran worth their gravy knows that, in reality, every single Thanksgiving dinner table is really just a vast, unforgiving minefield of danger, heartbreak, and looming alienation. People who haven't seen each other since this time last year gather around a dead bird and stare at one another out of the corners of their condescending eye, just waiting for the wrong thing to be said by the wrong person at the exact wrong time. Fear not, though, my tempted warrior, for I have come up with a slightly brilliant list of conversation topics that you should avoid bringing up at all costs this Thanksgiving. If you wish to remain in the good graces of your family then remember: history and tradition have proven, time and again, that the best thing for you to do is eat, drink, and be merry without ever straying from discussing the one and only topic known to be safe to approach with all of twisted mankind: the weather. Ahem. Except climate change. No matter what you do, do NOTRead More »from 7 Awkward Conversation Topics to Avoid at Thanksgiving Dinner
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:43 AM ESTMy son is only fifteen months old, but as his mother, I have to admit that I am already preparing my heart for the day that he will run to another woman's arms. I'm sure the fellow mothers of sons will understand-there is a special relationship that we have with our little men; that fierce desire to scoop them up, keep them close, and guard the little boys that make our hearts melt with their unabashed loyalty and sweetness. People tried to warn me how my relationship with my son would be different than the one I have with my daughters, and in many ways, they were right; there is something different about the mother and son bond. And part of that difference is wanting our sons to grow up understanding how to properly respect and treat a woman. Which is why today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are things that I am grateful my son is learning from my husband about marriage, simply from his example in our own. Click through for 7 things my husband is teaching our son about marriage!Read More »from 7 Things My Husband is Teaching Our Son About Marriage
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:41 AM EST
As much as my family loves celebrity gossip, good TV, and the latest superhero movies, we don't generally look to Hollywood for our role models. Just scan the headlines and you'll see loads of selfishness, impropriety, decadence, and - I'll say it - smut. It's enough to make a mother gasp! But, you know what? It's not all bad. There will always be "celebrities" who become famous for being famous or famous for being shocking or famous simply for having poor, poor judgement. But some people rise to the top because they have enormous talent, have worked hard, live good lives, and do their best. I celebrate celebrities like this! I am especially grateful for all the women out there like Emma Watson, Anne Hathaway, and Tina Fey who live impressive lives. I can point to them as women I'd like my daughters to emulate. Take a look at these impressive women who are celebrities your daughters can look up to. (Sons, too!) -By Kacy Faulconer
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- Babble.com | At Home – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:40 AM ESTHave a beautifully decorated table to complement all of your delicious holiday food with these Thanksgiving table inspirations. Start by being inspired by the plants and colors right outside your door. Fill the centerpieces with branches for a rustic look, and line candles down the table for a cozy feel. Consider using rich jewel tones or minimal neutrals for a chic style. With DIY tips to help you along the way, these 7 Thanksgiving tables to be inspired by are a great guide to get you started.
-By Jacinda Boneau Read More »from Table Manners: 7 Inspiringly Gorgeous Thanksgiving Spreads
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:26 AM ESTBirth control could harm eyesightI was on birth control for only a few months when I first got married - basically until I gained 15 pounds and had a series of emotional breakdowns which I attributed directly to the hormones I was letting into my body. And once I got off it (and regained emotional control of my life or some semblance of it), I pledged to myself that I would never go back to hormonal contraception. Soon after I went off birth control (I was using the patch, if you're curious), I realized that some of the risks included blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. Eeek. I mean really? That's what I was risking just to remain childless for a little longer? Good riddance!
I've stayed true to my pledge to remain as free of artificial hormones - including the ones in birth control - as I can. It's worked out just fine for me (though if you are someone who thinks that having 3 kids is too many, you may disagree about that). And while I know that hormonal birth control also works fine for other people rightRead More »from New Study Says Birth Control Could Harm Your Eyesight
- Babble.com | Parenting – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:24 AM EST
The effects of bullying are wide, although sometimes you don't need to go any farther than a glance in the eyes of the victims to know just how deep it goes. Benoit Paillé, a French-Canadian photographer, took a series of photos (that we first saw on My Modern Met) focusing on the reflection in the eyes of kids who have either witnessed bullying or been bullied themselves. The haunting stares of the kids give a glimpse into innocence lost and damage done. There's something about the photos - and the recent batch of bullying stories - that can just affect you in the gut if you're a parent. You project your own children in the role of the target and it eats away at your insides to imagine them having those kind of emotional and physical scars. And for the parents of the actual bullies? Hopefully seeing photos like these will prompt them to do everything in their power to stop it from happening before more kids corrupted too young an age at the hands or words of their peers. Take aRead More »from 7 Chilling Photographs of What Bullying Looks like Through the Eyes of a Child
- Babble.com | At Home – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 10:23 AM EST
While there are many of us who enjoy scary movies, some Fans-with-a-capital-F take it one step further. They don't just spew off facts about Nosferatu and recite the Freddy Krueger nursery rhyme on command, but they also devote their time and talents to creating some truly insane pieces of artwork. Fan art is no new concept, but horror movie fan art? It's really something. Here are 7 of the craziest, creepiest, and funniest handmade items inspired by film monsters and madness. They may be weird, but I'm not ashamed to admit that I want every single last one of them. -By Caitlin MortonRead More »from 7 Bizarre Pieces of Fan Art Inspired by Horror Movies
- Babble.com | Parenting – Sat, Nov 23, 2013 10:05 AM EST
On November 24th, it will have been 20 years since the wonderful family movie Mrs. Doubtfire was released. Twenty years! I feel as old as Mrs. D hearing that! The movie became the second highest grossing film of 1993 (beaten only by Jurassic Park). It starred Robin Williams as voiceover actor Daniel who is out of work and in the middle of a divorce. His ex-wife, played by Sally Field, wins custody of their three children, and Daniel is devastated. Hearing that his ex intends to employ a nanny to mind the kids, he applies for the job in the disguise of tough Scottish nanny, Mrs. Doubtfire. Will he get the job? Is his stunt just a catastrophe waiting to happen? I won't spoil the plot for those who have yet to watch it! I think it's about time I dug my old VHS copy out and watched this classic movie again! Happy Birthday, Mrs. Doubtfire - you have certainly aged well! To celebrate the birthday of one heck of a good movie, here are some fun facts for all you Doubtfire fans. -By SuzanneRead More »from "Mrs. Doubtfire" Turns 20 Years Old! 7 Things You Never Knew About the Film